A big Buddy Ski Day
Sunday, March 1, proved to be a wonderful day for The Buddy Program’s annual Buddy Ski Day at Buttermilk Mountain. We couldn’t have asked for better conditions as our Buddy Pairs enjoyed the sunshine and spring skiing and snowboarding. Whether the Little Buddies were just learning to ski or snowboard or their Big Buddies were trying to keep up with them, the smiles were universal. The Buddy Program would like to extend a thank you to the many individuals and organizations that made this day a success yet again.
To begin, a big thanks to Matt Hamilton, Brian Keleher, Andy Hanson and Aspen Skiing Co. for once again leading and supporting us in making the day possible. We couldn’t have done it without you.
Thanks to Matt Teets and the crew at Pro Mountain Sports for all your help with making the rental process go smoothly and to Henrietta Oliver and Bumps for the delicious lunch.
A great big thank you to Jeff White and Jamie Knowlton for volunteering their mornings to instruct Little Buddies. Our Buddies couldn’t stop raving about how much fun they had!
And many thanks to our board members and donors who showed their support in various ways: Stan Stern for the lift tickets, Sue Capiel for skiing with the Buddies, Elizabeth Milias for greeting Buddies in the morning, and Linda Vitti, Diana Sirko and John Provine for joining us for lunch at Bumps. Your unwavering support does not go unnoticed!
And last, but certainly not least, we would like to thank you, our Big Buddies, for your commitment to the program and your Little Buddy. Giving the youth in our community the gift of your time is an extraordinary way to give back. Our Buddy Ski Day just exemplified the impact that you are making. Your kindness and generosity are greatly appreciated!
The Buddy Program
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